Then turning toward the woman, Jesus said to Simon, ‘Do you see this woman?’— Luke 7:44

Do you see?
Do you see the
hurt in the eyes,
pain in the soul,
fear in the heart?

Do you see?
Do you see the
hunger for love,
search for peace,
ache to belong?

Do you see?
Do you see beyond
sins of the past,
judgements pronounced,
anger and blame.

Do you see?
Do you see the
longing for hope,
struggle for rest,
need for embrace.

Lord, you see.
You see the ignored,
the neglected,
the discarded.
You see the desolate,
the broken,
the forgotten.

Lord, you see.
You see us.